Becky Hale


Becky Hale has been a studio photographer on staff with National Geographic in Washington, D.C. for the past 15 years. Her work is wide-ranging and includes portrait, travel, and studio photography, illustrating complex scientific and cultural stories. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Her images have appeared on multiple covers and alongside articles on subjects from advances in organ regeneration, to the future of edible kelp, to how redheads experience pain. Fieldwork has taken her on assignment throughout the United States and around the globe, from the Arctic Circle to southern Chile. Becky has photographed aerials of the whooping crane migration from an ultralight, shot portraits of ranchers and environmentalists in the western United States to document how they are grappling with the reintroduction of wolves, and even recreated her studio in the middle of cornfields and anatomy labs. She believes that anyone can learn to make great photographs, whether their tool is a smartphone or DSLR. Because of her own diverse photography background, Becky loves teaching all photography levels and helping people to make images that truly represent the wild environment they are in, from Svalbard to the Galápagos and beyond.